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profile member asked on Aug 7, 2003

How to cool down in / near Luebeck?

Next week we will make a cycle-tour in Germany starting in Buechen (near Luebeck) along the Alte Salzstrasse to Luebeck and then to the North along the Baltic Sea. According to the weather forecast, it will be pretty hot. Thats why we want to figure out what are the possibilities for swimming. In Holland many lakes and rivers are advised not to swim in these days, because of botulism (the water is too warm and toxic algues are growing). Does anyone know in what lakes and beaches the water is clean enough to swim in near Luebeck? Does anyone know if there are any nude beaches near Luebeck? Are there any campsites with a swimming pool or so? Thanks for any help!


4 Answers

answered on 8/7/03 by
a VT member from Sweden

You can swim in the Baltic Sea around there. YES, we get botulism there too for the hottest weeks every year since the Baltic is so eutrophied but the worst weeks seem to have passed here in Sweden now at least. TV news should tell you if it is really bad in an area. Otherwise the Baltic is very nice and warm now! :-)

answered on 8/7/03 by
a VT member from Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

The Baltic Sea will be a good choice for swimming. I know about 2 nude beaches near Travemünde. One is near the village of Brodten and the other is called Priwall. Ask the local people about the "FKK-Strand". Bernd

answered on 8/8/03 by
a VT member from Velp

Having driven through the area several times I would give it try also further to the East, though it's not on the route - between Lübeck and Wismar should be a nice area on the Baltic sea (around Klütz/Boltenhagen), and further to the East are more old resorts, for example around Kühlungsborn. Inland from Wismar is the Schweriner See. But I guess most places are too far for a daytrip from Luebeck, unless you go by train. have a nice trip! P.

answered on 8/20/03 by
a VT member from The Hague

Thanks for the tip. Last week I cycled with my boyfriend and my daughter in the area near Lubeck. We did not make very big distances each day, about 25-40 km per day, as my daughter is only 8 years old. We started to cycle along the so-called Alte Salzstrasse and stayed on an FKK campsite with swimming pool called Fitzen Fun. Then we visited the beautiful lake called Schaalsee, which is very silent and empty. There are some regular campsites on the Westside of the lake. Afterwards we headed towards the more touristic town of Ratzeburg, which is situated on an island. There was a campsite along the water with a view on the old town. Afterwards we cycled along the former border of East- and West-Germany and to the east, through the beautiful town of Schoenberg. We camped on the nude-beach south of Boltenhagen, with a beautiful dawn in the morning. Finally we ccyled along the coast to Priwall, where we stayed on the little campsite of the Naturfreundehaus. Unfortunately the seawater in Priwall was not so clear and my boyfriend got infected by the allgues. The beaches between Travemunde and Boltenhagen were really very silent and wild and there was a bicycle coastpath that we could follow. Thanks for all the tips!

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